SPRINGFIELD, MO. Many have tried to disconnect Christ from Christmas.
Through litigation theyve attempted to rename the holiday and
strip the landscape of Nativity scenes. Theyve protested public
renditions of "Joy to the World" and forbidden angelic ornaments
on government-owned Christmas trees.
But what would Christmas look like without the miracle of Bethlehem?
What would the culture celebrate if Jesus was never born and there was
no Christ in Christmas?
Be assured, December 25 would be celebrated in a much different manner:
1. Carolers would sing, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ...
" but no one would hear, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
2. Children would read Frosty the Snowman and Rudolf the Red-nosed
Reindeer, but couldnt read the "greatest story ever told."
3. Christmas trees would be erected in every living room, but not a
single cross would be found.
4. Wreaths would decorate homes and businesses, but a crown of thorns
would hold no meaning.
5. Eggnog and alcohol would flow at restaurants and taverns, but Holy
Communion would not be served.
6. Mardi Gras-like parties would spill into the streets, but Christian
altars would be empty.
7. Families would gather around the table for a holiday feast, but
wouldnt join hands to say a prayer.
8. Hugs and kisses would abound among family members and friends, but
peace and comfort would elude them.
9. Thousands would watch Jimmy Stewart in Its a Wonderful
Life, yet live each day without hope.
10. Exchanging gifts would still evoke smiles and bring temporary satisfaction,
but no one would enjoy the ultimate gift of eternal life through Jesus
The truth is that, without Christ, December 25 would lose its value
The holiday would be just another excuse to throw parties and escape
the pressures of life. But because of the birth of Christ, His death,
and His resurrection, each Christmas we can celebrate His love and promise
of eternal life in heaven.
If you havent received Christ, today can be the most significant
day of your life. By following the ABCs of
Salvation, from this day forward you can celebrate Christmas 365
days a year.